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Tavener: The Veil Of The Tempel

Patricia Rozario / The Holst Singers

Tavener: The Veil Of The Tempel

Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212036723
Catnr: SIGCD 367
Release date: 11 April 2014
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212036723
Catalogue number
SIGCD 367
Release date
11 April 2014

"The performance is superb. "

Organ and Choir, 30-5-2014
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Composer(s)
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About the album

• Mr. Tavener considered “The Veil of the Temple” to be his supreme achievement, the greatest work he'd ever composed.
• This set captures the key-moments of this epic 7-hour work, composed to last through the night until dawn in the manner of the grand vigils of the Orthodox Church.
• Re-released to coincide with John Tavener's 75th year in 2014. With the recent passing of composer John Tavener, this release takes on greatly added importance.
• Conductor Stephen Layton directed the proceedings.
Een schitterende opname van The Veil of the Temple
Sopraan Patricia Rozario en de Holst Singers presenteren met trots hun mijlpaalopname van Sir John Taveners The Veil of the Temple. Het dubbelalbum bevat de verkorte concert-versie (ongeveer 148 minuten) van dit epische 8 uur durende werk, gecomponeerd om vanaf het begin van de nacht tot aan het ochtendgloren te duren, op de manier van de grote nachtwaken van de Orthodoxe Kerk. Tavener combineert op bekwame wijze de psalmen van een aantal verschillende religies, en maakt van deze mengeling een werkelijk allesomvattend werk wat betreft zijn schaal en spirituele hartstocht. Tavener beschouwt het werk zelf als “the supreme achievement of my life and the most important work that I have ever composed.”

De Gramophone schreef over dit album: “Performance and recording are outstanding. An essential testimony to the vitality of the musical and spiritual vision of the final creative phase of one of Britain's greatest composers.”

Composer(s)

John Tavener

Sir John Kenneth Tavener was an English composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb. Tavener first came to prominence with his cantata The Whale, premiered in 1968. Then aged 24, he was described by The Guardian as 'the musical discovery of the year', while The Times said he was 'among the very best creative talents of his generation.' During his career he became one of the best known and popular composers of his generation, most particularly for The Protecting Veil, which as recorded by cellist Steven Isserlis became a bestselling album, and Song for Athene which was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana. The Lamb featured in the...
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Sir John Kenneth Tavener was an English composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.
Tavener first came to prominence with his cantata The Whale, premiered in 1968. Then aged 24, he was described by The Guardian as "the musical discovery of the year", while The Times said he was "among the very best creative talents of his generation." During his career he became one of the best known and popular composers of his generation, most particularly for The Protecting Veil, which as recorded by cellist Steven Isserlis became a bestselling album, and Song for Athene which was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana. The Lamb featured in the soundtrack for Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty. Tavener was knighted in 2000 for his services to music and won an Ivor Novello Award.

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The performance is superb. 
Organ and Choir, 30-5-2014

It is a stunning achievement that opens up a firmament of sound for us to contemplate.
classicalmodernmusic.blogspot.nl, 27-5-2014

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Disc #1
01.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle I: I. Mystical Love Song of the Sufis
05:06
(John tavener )
02.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle I: II. Primordial Call
02:42
(John tavener )
03.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: I. Primordial Call
00:31
(John tavener )
04.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: II. God's Creation
05:40
(John tavener )
05.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: III. Outside the Gates of Paradise
02:51
(John tavener )
06.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: IV. Our Father
02:58
(John tavener )
07.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: V. Holy Mary
03:00
(John tavener )
08.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: VI. Alleluia, Theos Erastos
01:44
(John tavener )
09.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: VII. Gospel of St John
04:23
(John tavener )
10.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: VIII. Thrice-Holy Hymn - Resurrection
02:59
(John tavener )
11.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle II: IX. Beatitudes of St Isaac the Syrian
04:37
(John tavener )
12.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle III: I. Primordial Call
01:18
(John tavener )
13.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle III: II. Psalm of Creation
01:49
(John tavener )
14.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle III: III. O Blessed Paradise, Pray for Me
03:13
(John tavener )
15.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle IV: I. Primordial Call
01:55
(John tavener )
16.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle IV: II. Mystery of the Nothingness of God
02:15
(John tavener )
17.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle V: I. Primordial Call
01:51
(John tavener )
18.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle V: II. You Mantle Yourself in Light
03:42
(John tavener )
19.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle V: III. Jesus Prayer
01:14
(John tavener )
20.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle V: IV. The Lord's Prayer
06:58
(John tavener )
21.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: I. Primordial Call
02:08
(John tavener )
22.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: II. What God is, we do not know
02:34
(John tavener )
23.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: III. God of Strength
02:45
(John tavener )
24.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: IV. Kyrie Eleison - Chant
02:18
(John tavener )
25.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: V. Te Re Rem – Ecstatic Chant
03:31
(John tavener )
26.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VI: VI. Jesus Having Risen from the Tomb
02:22
(John tavener )

Disc #2
01.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: I. Apocalyptic Primordial Call
01:26
(John tavener )
02.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: II. Absolved in the Mirror
02:05
(John tavener )
03.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: III. Jesus Prayer
01:37
(John tavener )
04.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: IV. Hesychast Meditation
04:17
(John tavener )
05.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII : V. Mary Theotokos
02:57
(John tavener )
06.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: VI. Hail, Veil of the Temple
01:21
(John tavener )
07.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: VII. Mother of God
05:06
(John tavener )
08.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: VIII. Alleluia
04:58
(John tavener )
09.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VII: IX. The Gospel of St John
13:47
(John tavener )
10.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: I. Maranatha
02:51
(John tavener )
11.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: II. Awake Thou That Sleepest
02:12
(John tavener )
12.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: III. Into Beauty
01:11
(John tavener )
13.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII : IV. Rending of the Veil of the Temple: Maya Atma
05:40
(John tavener )
14.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: V. Knights Templar in the Temple Church
04:18
(John tavener )
15.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: VI. Light of Christ
04:31
(John tavener )
16.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: VII. Cosmic Rising
04:13
(John tavener )
17.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: VIII. New Jerusalem - Upanishad Hymn
05:55
(John tavener )
18.
The Veil of the Temple, Cycle VIII: IX. Shántih
03:24
(John tavener )
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